Professor Euan Lindsay is a mechatronic engineer, a discipline that integrates computers, electronics and physical hardware.
Prof Lindsay’s background is in remote laboratories, investigating whether remote and simulated access alternatives to the traditional in-person laboratory experience can provide the high quality learning outcomes for students. Prof Lindsay is the Foundation Professor of Engineering at Charles Sturt University. His research interests centre largely around online learning – the use of remote and virtual laboratories, MOOCs and other methods for making learning asynchronous, and data analytics for promoting student learning.
Prof Lindsay was the 2010 President of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales, a Fellow of Engineers Australia, and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. Prof Lindsay was the recipient of a 2007 Carrick Award for Australian University Teaching. In 2005 he was named as one of the 30 Most Inspirational Young Engineers in Australia.
Prof Lindsay has expertise in:
development of non-traditional curricula Remote and Virtual laboratory classes Accreditation of engineering degrees.
Professor Jim Morgan is a Civil/Structural/Earthquake Engineer with over 40 years experience. He has experience with post disaster assessment of structures after earthquakes and hurricanes, and has completed a variety of retrofit projects related to controlling machine vibration. In addition, he worked for approximately 20 years in the general area of highway safety focusing primarily on crash cushions, break-away sign supports, bridge and guardrails, and in providing safe work zones along highway rights of way.
Jim has expertise in:
structural analysis and design
structural dynamics and design for dynamic hazards
Shara Cameron is a civil engineer specialising in water engineering with more than ten years experience. She has worked for several engineering consultancies conducting water and civil assessments and preparing designs for government and private clients. She has experience in flood studies, stormwater harvesting and reuse schemes, catchment and channel modelling, water balance assessments, hydraulic structures and subdivision design projects. For the past three years she has taught civil engineering in the innovative Master of Civil Systems course at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst.
Andrea Goncher is a Chartered Professional Engineer (Civil, Leadership and Management) and a Lecturer in Engineering at Charles Sturt University. She earned her PhD in Engineering Education and her Master’s degree in Industrial Systems Engineering. Her research focuses on ways to understand and optimize learning by investigating student experiences and data.
Through various research threads she develops flexible, efficient, and accessible learning environments that address the socio-technical nature of engineering. Her professional experience is in human-centred design and international experiences in engineering education.
Andrea has experience in:
user-centred learning analytics
text analysis and natural language processing
design for Development, community participation and consultation
Dr Miao Li has a PhD degree in Civil Engineering, a Master’s degree in Geological Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Geology. Dr Miao Li is currently appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the Charles Sturt University.
Prior to this appointment, Dr Li was a Research Fellow at the Smart Water Research Centre, Griffith University, working on a research project entitled: “Validation of maturation ponds/lagoons in order to enhance safe and economical water recycling Regional and Remote Water Security”. Dr Li was the primary researcher for maturation ponds hydrodynamic modelling integrated with water quality modelling using MIKE 3.
Dr Li’s expertise also extends to transient structure analysis, including the interaction between structures and waves, wind and earthquakes modelling, in the offshore environment for offshore wind turbines.
Dr Miao Li has expertise in:
hydrodynamic modelling using MIKE 3
transient nonlinear structural analysis using ANSYS
numerical modelling using the Finite Element Method and the Scaled Boundary Finite Element Method
wave-structure interaction analysis
infrastructure analysis for renewable (e.g. wind) energy.
Reza Mahinroosta is a Chartered Professional Engineer (Civil, Leadership and Management). He has a combined professional and academic experience in Geotechnical/Dam Engineering. He is passionate and resourceful dam engineer with near to 15 years diverse experience in analysis, design and construction supervision of more than 20 large dams.
He designed tunnels in both soil and rock media and supervised the design of shafts and caverns for three large hydropower projects. He applied several methods of ground improvement techniques in strengthening foundations. He designed pile foundation and micro piles and a variety of geosynthetics material for soil reinforcement, water tightening and water drainage.
During his term at Mahab Ghodss Consulting Engineering, he led the department of soil and rock mechanics with over 30 professional geotechnical engineers and he served as a member of the technical committee. He oversaw geotechnical design reports and drawing maps of aqueduct systems and railway tunnels.
Reza has experience in:
stability analysis of soil and rock slopes
design and rehabilitation of dams
monitoring and instrumentation of geo-structures
earthquake analysis of geo-structures
competent user of geotechnical software such as PLAXIS, GEOSTUDIO, UDEC and FLAC.
Lalantha Senevirathna is an Environmental Engineer with over 10 years of field experience. He has been involved with number of water and wastewater treatment projects in Australia, Japan, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
Lalantha is a chartered environmental Engineer and he has contributed to overcome several emerging environmental issues such as PFAS contamination in Australia and Japan and reservoir nitrification issue in Sydney water.
Peter Thew is a Structural Engineer with over 18 years’ experience in the field. He is experienced in steel and concrete design for all structures and buildings up to 5 stories and in timber for smaller structures. He also conducts structural assessments of existing buildings to determine their safety and adequacy for service, or to design repairs and upgrades.
Peter is an expert in forensic engineering, including analysis of failures and assessment of historic structures. Prior to his appointment at CSU Peter started and led the structural engineering division at Geolyse, a mid-sized consultancy in NSW. As the technical director of a construction company in Pakistan from 2007 to 2012 he oversaw the design and construction of several schools, hospitals and houses, plus the assessment or repairs of embassy buildings, steel canopies and power stations.
Specific past roles include being responsible for maintenance for Dams in Northern NSW and structural engineering for a NSW engineering consultant. Along with personnel management skills, he brings a depth of experience in structural engineering.
Joshua Devitt is a civil engineer with over 14 years’ experience working in the NSW local government sector. He has significant experience in the delivery of multi-faceted civil engineering projects and has been involved with every stage of the project delivery process including:
Liaising with state and federal government funding agencies
Dr Saeed Shaeri has a PhD degree in Coastal Engineering, a Master’s degree in Marine Structure Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering. Before commencing his PhD research in 2012, Saeed was involved in projects dealing with study and construction of fishing, commercial and leisure ports and harbours (for their breakwater, dredging operation and logistic yard), and offshore structure (e.g. oil platforms and jackets), all of which encompassed computerised simulation (of wave, current, and sediment transport).
Saeed’s specialist expertise is the hydro-sedimentological evolution of small tidal inlets, including establishment of numerical models capable of predicating the change of inlet entrance as a result of changes in environmental forcing and physical constraints.